ar·ti·san (ärtĭ-zən, -sən)
A person skilled in making a product by hand.
Made by hand or by traditional means and using high-quality ingredients; artisanal: artisan cheeses; artisan wine.
[Probably French, from Italian artigiano, from Vulgar Latin *artitiānus, from Latin artītus, skilled in the arts, past participle of artīre, to instruct in the arts, from ars, art-, art; see ar- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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